The Rise of Autonomy and Robotics: Challenges and Best Practices in Design

Autonomous and interconnected smart systems play an integral part in Singapore’s transformation to become a Smart Nation. It's the main driver for innovations and efficient services, but as with all new technologies, there are challenges. Autonomous systems span many of the world’s largest and most complex applications, from sophisticated robots to autonomous vehicles to military defense systems and large-scale power grids. These systems are highly distributed, augmented with advanced edge intelligence, demanding high flexibility and scalability to cope with stringent requirements, not just to meet the current needs but also the future (unplanned) expansion/evolution. Moreover, no system will be isolated, bringing other challenges regarding mobility and security across heterogeneous networks.

In this seminar, we will explore seven common challenges and the related best practices. These best practices prioritize smart autonomy and have been developed independently by different expert teams working over the years across a diverse set of industries.

If you face similar challenges as you design and build smart, interconnected devices or autonomous, robotic systems, then this seminar will explore the solutions that others have applied to take advantage of proven architecture, as well as highlight the design patterns underlying those solutions.

The seminar will also include a roundtable discussion in which all attendees are invited to share their own experiences and the challenges in developing smart, complex and distributed systems.

The event is free, but seating is limited to 30. Please register today to secure your seat.

Roundtable Guests:

Lee Siew Kit - Vice President (Technology & IT), Singapore Cruise Center

Anthony Wong - Co-Founder, MooVita Pte Ltd

Others - to be announced

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Featured Speakers and Guests

Kelvin Hor

System integration and embedded systems expert, specializing in real-time/general operating systems

Regional Sales Manager APAC, RTI

Kelvin has over 15 years of experience in system integration and embedded systems, specializing in real-time/general operating systems. He was a solution architect at Wind River where he led the IIoT transformation journey for clients in Asia. Kelvin holds an MSc Degree in Engineering from NTU Singapore and is passionate about driving the use of technology in business transformation.

Zhi Kai Lim

Expert in software design and development, technical architecture and large scale systems integration

Field Application Engineer, RTI

Zhikai has over 15 years in software design and development, technical architecture and managing large scale systems integration and development. He was the software engineering lead for Toshiba in the core development team located in Japan, and contributed to many projects related to communications stacks (e.g. Bluetooth and WiFi). Zhikai holds a MTech in Software Engineering from NUS and a BEng in Computer Engineering from NTU and is truly passionate about technical architecture and helping people solve their challenges.

Chin Siong Koh

Expert in software design and development in avionics embedded systems

Senior Application Engineer, RTI

Chin Siong has more than 10 years of experience in software design and development in avionics embedded systems. He was a firmware engineering lead on Board Support Packages in Real Time Operating Systems in his previous role at ST Engineering Aerospace. Chin Siong holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering from NUS and is keen on the technology transformation in real world systems.

Fanny Lie

Customer success and account management expert

Senior Account Manager, RTI

Fanny has over 10 years of experience in business development and account management in the technology industry across the SEA and India market. Starting her journey with RTI in 2021, Fanny supports RTI’s strong growth in the region. Fanny is truly passionate about helping her customers on their journey in creating innovative and future-proof technology.

Howard Wang

Real-time systems expert, specializing in network communications and systems integration

Systems Architect, RTI

Howard is an expert in real-time systems, specializing in network communications and systems integration. Howard has extensive experience with complex real-time and distributed systems. He has also consulted with NASA Kennedy Space Center in an effort to rewrite the launch and processing software for the Space Shuttle and next-generation launch vehicles for the U.S. space program. Having over 25 years of experience with DDS, he often consults with customers who need to migrate their legacy systems to use the new data-centric design paradigms offered by DDS and Connext.

Lee Siew Kit

Head of Technology & IT at Singapore Cruise Center Pte Ltd.

Mr. Lee is Head of Technology & IT at Singapore Cruise Center Pte Ltd. He leads a team of IT Managers and Specialists to architect, design, deploy and support technology and IT solutions for the enterprise. He leads the Digital Transformation journey for the organization. He is also the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Lead Cyber Security Personnel for the organization.

Anthony Wong

Chief Technology Officer at MooVita

Anthony was part of the founding members of MooVita - building autonomous solutions for the cities of tomorrow. He is the Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for developing technology that drives autonomous vehicles and manages a team of a highly skilled and capable team. 

He previously led the system team in the robotics and autonomous vehicle team in A*STAR. He is well versed with the different technologies in the field. 

Anthony has close to 20 years of experience in the field of robotics and automated systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Engineering from the National University of Singapore.


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